C# C# Streams and Data Processing Serialization Serializing to a File

Anthony Jensen
Anthony Jensen
5,099 Points

Serialize json help

I can not get this code to compile. The error is says that "writer does not exist in this context"

Program.cs
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Newtonsoft.Json;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    public class Program
    {
        public static void Main(string[] arg)
        {
        }

       public static WeatherForecast ParseWeatherForecast(string[] values)
       {
            var weatherForecast = new WeatherForecast();
            weatherForecast.WeatherStationId = values[0];
            DateTime timeOfDay;
            if (DateTime.TryParse(values[1], out timeOfDay))
            {
                weatherForecast.TimeOfDay = timeOfDay;
            }
            Condition condition;
            if (Enum.TryParse(values[2], out condition))
            {
                weatherForecast.Condition = condition;
            }
            int temperature;
            if (int.TryParse(values[3], out temperature))
            {
                weatherForecast.Temperature = temperature;
            }
            double precipitation;
            if (double.TryParse(values[4], out precipitation))
            {
                weatherForecast.PrecipitationChance = precipitation;
            }
            if (double.TryParse(values[5], out precipitation))
            {
                weatherForecast.PrecipitationAmount = precipitation;
            }
            return weatherForecast;
        }

        public static List<WeatherForecast> DeserializeWeather(string fileName)
        {
            var weatherForecasts = new List<WeatherForecast>();

            using (var reader = new StreamReader(fileName))
            using (var jsonReader = new JsonTextReader(reader))
            {
                var serializer = new JsonSerializer();
                weatherForecasts = serializer.Deserialize<List<WeatherForecast>>(jsonReader);
            }

            return weatherForecasts;
        }
        public static void SerializeWeatherForecasts(List<WeatherForecast> weatherForecasts, string fileName)
        {
           var serializer = new JsonSerializer();
            using (var writer = new StreamWriter(fileName));
            using (var jsonWriter = new JsonTextWriter(writer))
            {
                //serializer.Serialize(jsonWriter);
            }


        }
    }
}
WeatherForecast.cs
using System;
using Newtonsoft.Json;

namespace Treehouse.CodeChallenges
{
    public class WeatherForecast
    {
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "weather_station_id")]
        public string WeatherStationId { get; set; }
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "time_of_day")]
        public DateTime TimeOfDay { get; set; }
        public Condition Condition { get; set; }
        public int Temperature { get; set; }
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "precipitation_chance")]
        public double PrecipitationChance { get; set; }
        [JsonProperty(PropertyName = "precipitation_amount")]
        public double PrecipitationAmount { get; set; }
    }

    public enum Condition
    {
        Rain,
        Cloudy,
        PartlyCloudy,
        PartlySunny,
        Sunny,
        Clear
    }
}

2 Answers

Dale Severude
Dale Severude
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 71,274 Points

Hi Anthony,

Your code works if you remove the semicolon from the first using statement.

Anthony Jensen
Anthony Jensen
5,099 Points

Thank you. That worked.